GS Foundation Course

General Studies Foundation Course

Course Starts: 1 August 2023

IAS Gurukul General Studies Foundation course is an exclusively designed course for comprehensive coverage of both Preliminary and Mains syllabus of UPSC Civil Services Examination. The course is conducted by senior and experienced faculties having a vast experience of guiding students in the preparation of Civil Services Examination. The course is completed thoroughly in approximately 10 months.

In addition to regular classes, regular doubt clearing sessions are conducted to identify weak areas and accordingly, provide you with ways to improve on them. The teaching style is embedded with a dynamic approach with a focus on current affairs of national and international importance, including regular newspaper analysis. In addition, intensive sessions on improving answer writing skills are conducted to develop and inculcate better writing skills.

With a well-planned course curriculum and an innovative teaching pedagogy, IAS Gurukul strives to obtain target oriented results. Updated and revised study material complement the notes provided by the faculty while delivering the lectures. Audio-visuals and other interactive modes of learning platforms are used to ensure students find learning interesting and engaging.

The General Studies Foundation Course includes all aspects of UPSC exam preparation (except optional). This Course includes GS for both Prelims and Mains, CSAT, Ethics, Essay, Answer Writing and Tests for both Prelims and Mains, and Interview preparation.


  • Personal Guidance: Personalized and dedicated 24×7 academic and motivational support.
  • Comprehensive coverage of complete UPSC CSE Syllabus (GS Paper 1, 2, 3 & 4; Essay and CSAT) in a holistic and balanced manner.
  • Basics from NCERTs, IGNOU and standard textbooks are covered thoroughly.
  • Current affairs, recent reports and surveys are covered in a holistic manner.
  • Mandatory Regular Tests and Discussions: For Prelims and Mains answer writing practice.
  • Classroom Work and Discussions: Based on current pattern, provided for each module to practice important concepts and topics along with discussions.
  • Includes Prelims Test Series, Mains Test Series and Interview Guidance.



  • Class by India’s top faculties

  • Systematic subject sequence and well-framed modules.
  • Focus on conceptual clarity and current based approach.
  • An integrated approach towards GS Prelims and Main exam syllabus.


  • Well designed and comprehensive books for all syllabus areas.

  • Designed as per the latest syllabus and trend of Civil Services Examination.
  • Caters to both Prelims and Mains stages of the exam.


  • Regular Tests for both objective and subjective questions.

  • Regular assessment and suggestions for improvement
  • Regular newspaper analysis sessions.
  • Sessions and practice tests for Essay writing.


  • 24x7 support for study management and motivation/ scheduling related issues.

  • One-on-one resolution of your academic doubts.
  • Handholding for improving answer writing skills.

  • Who is this program for?

    This program is specifically designed for those who are starting with their UPSC preparation. At the start of his or her preparation, a candidate is yet to figure out the sources to refer to, how much time to allocate to each syllabus area, when to study what and other basic questions. If you are also facing these issues, this program is for you.

    UPSC CSE requires clear understanding of the basic concepts along with an analytical mind to dissect issues in new and solution-oriented ways. Starting from the NCERTs, our GS Foundation Course does exactly that!

    This programme is ideal for all UPSC CSE 2024 and CSE 2025 candidates.